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Poster: belmon36 Date: Jun 30, 2011 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: " Days Between," The next hit for the Dead

'First time poster, long time reader'

The Dead of all the somewhat famous/ famous bands of their time. Besides the often derided " Touch of Gray," for various reasons, never were chart toppers. I do wonder however about "Days Between,". Of all the tunes to come out of the band's last years, that particular song stands above and beyond such tunes as "Corrina," and "Liberty", I would even go as for to say that "Days," stands firmly in the pantheon with other tunes from the band. I also think it could have been a grate studio tune. I an also not a huge fan of the band post '81-82 . Besides seeing bunch of shows from 1987 on. I cannot imagine streaming anything from that Era post-Brent. I thought that the best think the dead could have done after Brent's death was to strip down the sound a bit. Did it not, seem so jumbled the last five years? digressing again. Love the site

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Poster: boltman Date: Jul 1, 2011 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

I agree...came along too late to be a classic, but should be. Lyrically, it covers the history of the band in what seems to me to be a emotional sense rather than an "event" sense (aka Truckin').

Wish the band had more time to work the song out. Think it really could have gone somewhere.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jun 30, 2011 7:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

I've tried. Really, I have. But I kind of hate that song. Boring and depressing. In fact, I don't think I've ever gotten all the way through it. I'd much rather hear Corrina or Liberty.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 1, 2011 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

Welcome belmon.

Days Between is a fine song, extraordinary lyrics from Hunter, and a very stripped down arrangement from Garcia with flats and minors prominent - in keeping with the bleak landscape of the words. This was never intended as a "hit song" toe-tapper or a chart topper, but certainly held its place as a featured ballad. Like jots, I like this song as well as Standing on the Moon, So Many Roads and Lazy River Road... the final gems from a great duo. Not all easy songs to like, you won't get up and dance - but I respect them. The message was clear and direct, and I hold them up like a fine claret in deep winter.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 30, 2011 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

Hey, that's like first time, long time. Welcome.

This is not exactly what you are asking for, but this is the only Days for me. The first five songs if you please,

http://www.archive.org/details/1999-04-17.paf.sbd.miller.25297.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jul 1, 2011 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

I think Days, So Many Roads, and Lazy River Road ( more emotional than lyrical ) were all killer Hunter/Garcia collaborations. Their best for a LONG time.

And I think 91 kicks ass as far as post Brent goes. Hornsby lit a fire under Jerry's ass which lit a fire under the entire bands ass imo.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Jun 30, 2011 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ' Days Between,' The next hit for the Dead

Right on about "Days"--easily the best of the late era originals, especially on the nights when Jerry shows up.

Personally, I work a lot of '90-'94 into my routine. '95 is just too sad, but late '90, lots of '91 and other bits and pieces hold up to my ears.